Skip to content
I Quit Smoking - UP...
 
Notifications
Clear all

I Quit Smoking - UPDATED

99 Posts
33 Users
0 Likes
9,941 Views
Bish
 Bish
(@bish)
Posts: 3636
Famed Member
 

WTG, Roy.

And good idea to stay away from other influences.

You can come to my house any time. No smoking zone. 8)

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"

 
Posted : 25/09/2009 5:19 pm
rparker
(@rparker)
Posts: 5480
Illustrious Member
Topic starter
 

YOU HAD BETTER NOT CHEAT!
Yeah, I'm 0 for about 40 in quitting attempts where I've caved for that "just this one" smoke.
You can come to my house any time. No smoking zone.
Heck yeah. I'll bring some gear, you can get behind your favorite set and I'll pick up JW on the way so he can play bass. 8)

I'm sure there's gotta be another GN'er on the way there that can play lead. All's we'll need is some hottie to sing for us. :mrgreen:

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin

 
Posted : 25/09/2009 5:33 pm
Rich_Halford
(@rich_halford)
Posts: 225
Reputable Member
 

This helped me, but may not help anyone else....You aren't craving a ciggie, there is a little monster inside you that is. He lives on nicotine and each craving you have is just him squealing while he dies. So don't feel bad about the cravings, feel good about them and think "thats right you little bar-steward - die!". Once he's gone, and it won't take that long, the cravings will stop, or at least become such pathetic little whines that you'll hardly notice them.

Stick with it, you know you're doing the right thing and you know that all your friends, even the smokers, are right behind you.

Rich - stopped (as in 'I really don't want to be a slave to nicotine anymore', as opposed to given up which might suggest it was actually something I enjoyed) in 1999

 
Posted : 25/09/2009 6:31 pm
dogbite
(@dogbite)
Posts: 6348
Illustrious Member
 

BTW Roy. be careful with the extra eating.
the metabolism changes after quitting. I gained a few pounds and losing them , I find, is way harder than quitting smokes.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders

 
Posted : 25/09/2009 7:12 pm
jwmartin
(@jwmartin)
Posts: 1435
Noble Member
 

YOU HAD BETTER NOT CHEAT!
Yeah, I'm 0 for about 40 in quitting attempts where I've caved for that "just this one" smoke.
You can come to my house any time. No smoking zone.
Heck yeah. I'll bring some gear, you can get behind your favorite set and I'll pick up JW on the way so he can play bass. 8)

I'm sure there's gotta be another GN'er on the way there that can play lead. All's we'll need is some hottie to sing for us. :mrgreen:

Roadtrip!

Definitely stay away from "trigger" places/friends for a little bit. The 1st 2 weeks are so are the hardest and being around other smokers will just make it worse. Pretty soon you'll be one of those ex-smokers that complains about smelling like smoke when you are around a smoker. On my cruise last week, they allowed smoking in the casino (which was where I spent a large portion of most nights :oops: ) and the smoke drove me nuts. Luckily, they didn't allow it at the poker table where I usually was.

Bass player for Undercover

 
Posted : 25/09/2009 7:51 pm
rparker
(@rparker)
Posts: 5480
Illustrious Member
Topic starter
 

116 hours. Thinking a nice stick of chewing gum would taste very good right abut now.
Definitely stay away from "trigger" places/friends for a little bit.
I know without a doubt that I'd be on my third one right now if I had gone. Well. maybe not. I'd be having much worse fits than I am right now, though.
BTW Roy. be careful with the extra eating.
Yes, great advice. I got the regular instead of the Double Stuffed Oreos. :mrgreen:

Just kidding. Yeah, I went through a month of a steroidal treatment and gained 30lbs last year about this time. Still got 2-3 pounds to go getting that off. Ugh! Keeping munching to reasonable levels....mostly, and weighing every day just to start me off thinking "don't pack on more weight" thoughts.
This helped me, but may not help anyone else....You aren't craving a ciggie, there is a little monster inside you that is.........
Thanks, Rich. Yeah, I've tried many of those techniques in the past. I've always had a hard time with them. I'm way to cynical. I just end up getting into arguments with myself and make the big guys in white suits tell the evil nurse to up my dosage. Ugly stuff. I've called the numbers in the past and talked with people and read the stuff and all. I just never give it a chance. Oh well.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin

 
Posted : 25/09/2009 11:14 pm
JoeHempel
(@joehempel)
Posts: 2415
Famed Member
 

That's great Roy congrats!! Here's to your NEW life! Great news!!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 26/09/2009 3:31 am
TRGuitar
(@trguitar)
Posts: 3709
Famed Member
 

Way to go Roy! I'm in your corner.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --

 
Posted : 26/09/2009 3:38 am
Nuno
 Nuno
(@nuno)
Posts: 3995
Famed Member
 

116 hours. Thinking a nice stick of chewing gum would taste very good right abut now.
You will recover your taste and smell very soon. Probably it is one of the more positive aspects... although sometimes I hate it when I go in the metro...

Do you practice any exercise? Walking, cycling, running? It can help to maintain the weight.

 
Posted : 27/09/2009 2:22 pm
rparker
(@rparker)
Posts: 5480
Illustrious Member
Topic starter
 

Do you practice any exercise? Walking, cycling, running? It can help to maintain the weight.
Under normal circumstances, yes. These days, no. Hopefully soon.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin

 
Posted : 27/09/2009 2:30 pm
Coolnama
(@coolnama)
Posts: 590
Prominent Member
 

Woohoo go Roy! Ive never smoked, and hoepfully never will, good luck changing, changes are hard, but soon enough youll the good in all of this :D.

I wanna be that guy that you wish you were ! ( i wish I were that guy)

You gotta set your sights high to get high!

Everyone is a teacher when you are looking to learn.

( wise stuff man! )

Its Kirby....

 
Posted : 27/09/2009 2:33 pm
cnev
 cnev
(@cnev)
Posts: 4459
Famed Member
 

Good luck with the smoking or the no smoking. Thank god I never smoked, never could stand the smell but the other three guys in the band all smoked and they would be smoking away when we practiced on Fridays and it was driving me crazy so I put up a sign in the practice romm No Smoking Ever and make them go outside.

That created a new problem, they take a break after 3-4 songs to go have a smoke which drives me crazy too. But we decided to create some "set lists" and now we run through 10-15 songs before we take a break.

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!

 
Posted : 28/09/2009 5:27 pm
Scrybe
(@scrybe)
Posts: 2241
Famed Member
 

Awesome news roy! Keep at it, def a good change to be making.

Ra Er Ga.

Ninjazz have SuperChops.

http://www.blipfoto.com/Scrybe

 
Posted : 28/09/2009 5:39 pm
rparker
(@rparker)
Posts: 5480
Illustrious Member
Topic starter
 

Got myself a couple of song books with the money I saved so far. Day 8 was much easier than day 7, I'm happy to report. Doctor was happy. Two pounds less than two weeks ago AND I quit smoking. Living it up here, I'm telling ya! :mrgreen:

Oh, and still only got regular Oreos and not the double stuffed. Watching the weight carefully. :)

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin

 
Posted : 29/09/2009 12:16 am
JoeHempel
(@joehempel)
Posts: 2415
Famed Member
 

That's great!! Now of course you ARE going to tell us if you cheat right?? So we can jump all over you for cheating and make you get back on the quitting line?

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 29/09/2009 3:46 am
Page 2 / 7